24 May 2012 10:07 [Source: ICIS news]
The company may begin commercial operations at the plant by mid-June, depending on the outcome of the test runs, the official said.
The new line will boost the company’s 2-butyl acetate capacity at Yueyang to 160,000 tonnes/year.
Zhongchuang plans to shut the smaller plant again in the second half of June for a catalyst change, when commercial operations begin at the new line, the official added.
In addition to the Yueyang site, Zhongchuang operates a 100,000 tonne/year unit at Huizhou in
Spot prices of 2-butyl acetate declined to yuan (CNY) 6,900-7,000/tonne ($1,090-1,106/tonne) ex-works in eastern
2-butyl acetate is a solvent used in paints, coatings and lacquers, and as an octane booster in gasoline blending.
($1 = CNY6.33)
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